Working from Home to some can be very rewarding, while to others it is devastating. With experience I have learned and taught that their is a strategy with working from home. It is very important to develop an attitude of gratitude, as Zig Zigler often says. The reason you need to have such a mind set, is so you can begin to have some appreciation of the concept of working from home. I heard a popular news network advertise that the average person working from home only produce 4 hours of work, for an 8 hour shift. That news would frighten any business, because production is everything, and with stats like that it would cause Micro Managing, which I personally HATE, (LOL) So what do we do then, how do we trust our team remotely? Does this create different reporting systems, online cameras activated? What do we do?
This answer of course would vary based on the company, the individuals, as well as the job functionality. For me the attitude is primary, because individuals who can work well without supervision, those who value goals and accomplishing them, are the ones who have an attitude of gratitude. This type of personality can adapt with the environment, whether children or at home, spouse, partners, or parents, these individuals with the attitude of seizing the opportunity, and the gratitude, of being grateful for income in the midst of any economical tragedy will use this to shine.
As a supervisor, business owner and/or Human Resource Recruiter, it would take a little more digging into the background accomplishments, and/or the personality testing. I personally am not a good test taker, and because I tend to overthink things, I may not show well, hey that's just me. So I would as a recruiter talk openly, offer scenarios where the candidate can see themselves in the day to day operations while at home. Possibly as a supervisor creating reports that can be tracked to confirm said deadlines are on task. None the less it is a very delicate yet new age reality.
We will bring this topic back again, so stay tuned.